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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

The Moth StorySLAM!

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  • Critics choice

Ten stories. Three teams of judges. One winner. The outrageously (and deservedly) popular storytelling series pits local yarn spinners against one another, challenging them to deliver an impressive

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Mon Dec 29
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The Liar Show: New Year's Eve

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  • Critics choice

Start celebrating 2015 early at this theatrical performance during which four storytellers detail events from their lives, ranging from the merely interesting to the revelatory. The catch: One of the

  1. Cornelia Street Café 29 Cornelia St, between Bleecker and W 4th Sts, 10014
  2. Wed Dec 31
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41st Annual New Year's Day Marathon Benefit Reading

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What better way to banish that New Year’s Eve hangover than with verse and good food? On the first afternoon of the year, almost 200 of the city’s best poets, artists and performers gather at St.

  1. The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church 131 E 10th St, at Second Ave, 10003
  2. Thu Jan 1
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Nellie Hermann: The Season of Migration

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  • Free

A fascinating new fictional biography, Hermann’s novel sheds light on the time in 1878 when Vincent Van Gogh cut off family ties and worked in Belgium as an ersatz preacher. Novelist Chris Adrian

  1. BookCourt 163 Court St, between Dean and Pacific Sts, 11201
  2. Tue Jan 6
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